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Plane crash lands in Afghanistan

A few casualties were reported after a plane crashed in southern Helmand province.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2006 15:23 IST
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A civilian-leased plane crashed on Monday after overrunning an airstrip on landing in southern Helmand province and some casualties were reported, a provincial official said.

The plane crashed in Lashkar Gah, Helmand's main town about 520 kilometers southwest of the Afghan capital, Kabul, said deputy provincial Gov Amir Mohammed Aghunzaba.

The official said there were an unspecified number of people inside the "small white plane" who were dead or seriously injured. Coalition military forces sent emergency crews to the scene of the crash, which occurred at about 11:30 am, said Canadian military spokesman Maj Quentin Innis.

First Published: Apr 24, 2006 14:13 IST